unsatisfactory


unsatisfactory
I adjective deficient, disagreeable, disappointing, disapproved, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, faulty, feeble, imperfect, inadequate, inappropriate, inapt, inept, inexpedient, inferior, insufficient, intolerable, lame, non idoneus, not up to par, objectionable, offensive, poor, rejected, unacceptable, unapt, unbefitting, undesirable, unfavorable, unfit, ungratifying, unpleasant, unsatisfying, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, unwelcome, unworthy, upsetting, useless, vexing, wanting, weak associated concepts: unsatisfactory testimony II index antipathetic (distasteful), deficient, deleterious, deplorable, detrimental, faulty, imperfect, inadequate, inadvisable, inferior (lower in quality), nonsubstantial (not sufficient), objectionable, paltry, poor (inferior in quality), unacceptable, undesirable, unfavorable, unsuitable

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  • unsatisfactory — (adj.) 1640s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SATISFACTORY (Cf. satisfactory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — [adj] insufficient, inadequate amiss, bad, damaged, deficient, disappointing, disconcerting, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, for the birds*, junky*, lame, mediocre, no good, not good enough, not up to par*, offensive, poor,… …   New thesaurus

  • unsatisfactory — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unacceptable because poor or not good enough. 2) Law another term for UNSAFE(Cf. ↑unsafe). DERIVATIVES unsatisfactorily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — adj. 1) unsatisfactory in (they were unsatisfactory in their job performance) 2) unsatisfactory to (unsatisfactory to all concerned) * * * [ˌʌnsætɪs fækt(ə)rɪ] unsatisfactory in (they were unsatisfactory in their job performance) unsatisfactory… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — [[t]ʌ̱nsætɪsfæ̱ktəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unsatisfactory, you mean that it is not as good as it should be, and cannot be considered acceptable. The inspectors said just under a third of lessons were unsatisfactory... He… …   English dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — un|sat|is|fac|to|ry [ ,ʌnsætıs fæktəri ] adjective not good enough: Their performance was unsatisfactory in a number of areas. a. BRITISH UNSATISFYING: It was an unsatisfactory ending to an otherwise good novel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsatisfactory — UK [ˌʌnsætɪsˈfækt(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktərɪ] adjective a) not good enough Their performance was unsatisfactory in a number of areas. b) British not as good as you had hoped It was an unsatisfactory ending to an otherwise good novel …   English dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — adj. Unsatisfactory is used with these nouns: ↑compromise, ↑nature, ↑outcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsatisfactory — un|sat|is|fac|to|ry [ʌnˌsætısˈfæktəri] adj not good enough or not acceptable ▪ an unsatisfactory situation …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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